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Rash During Window Period

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antihistamines and window period

hello sir, I have been reading a lot on ur forum and would like to say that i have got a lot valueable information .anyways , I wanted to share my exposureI had unprotected oral sex with a female friend(fellatio),which i understand , is a low risk...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. Yes.2. Having hives does not mean you have an autoimmune disease! Neither hives nor an autoimmune disease would give a false-negative HIV test.3. Nope.4. Nope.Donation information for The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on... Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns. ... Read more »

Window Period, Viral Load and Chance of Transmission

I had unprotected anal intercourse (insertive) in the 20th jan 2009 with a person I found out later... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV? because the immune system can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nevirapine (Viramune)

...Nevirapine is available in 200-milligram (mg) pills. The recommended dose for adults is 200 mg per day for two weeks (the lead-in period), then 400 mg per day (200 mg twice per day). It is important to follow this schedule to reduce the risk... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...The package insert says Viramune should not be started in these groups unless the benefit outweighs the risk. The highest risk period is within the first six weeks of treatment, but patients should be monitored closely for the first 18 weeks. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...are experiencing extreme fatigue so you can be tested for anemia. Menstrual Irregularities Menstrual irregularities or period problems are fairly common in all women, but particularly in women with weakened immune systems. These problems... Read more »
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Skeptical about window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...About the window period...I am skeptical of the current party line, that the window period for becoming antibody-positive is six months max. I had Read more »

Window period!

Posted by Oomar27, 1 Reply
...planning to have a kid and i'm so scard to kill my wife and my kid My encounter was on dic 7.07 she was at the end fo her menstrual period and was unprotected sex. I just want to know if that's the real window period 3 mons, 6... Read more »

Window Period and Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does Anyone know if there is a relationship between the Window Period and Symptoms.. If one is having symptoms, does this mean that antibodies are being developed? How long after symptoms will one Read more »

worried : aches, rash, etc.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...viral load test at about 2 months and it was negative. Those tests made me feel a little relieved. However, from the 1 month period until now I had and still have body aches. A couple months ago, I was working as a waiter in a restaurant and... Read more »